Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biophysics & Structural Biology
Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration
The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BIMS) at UVA is a vibrant interdisciplinary graduate program committed to training PhD candidates in becoming the next generation of scientific leaders. We achieve this goal through an immersive curriculum coupled with rigorous research training and by providing students with the flexibility to tailor independent programs of didactic coursework. In parallel, we offer students a broad spectrum of research opportunities, delivered in partnership with the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia.
Read about the many distinguishing features of our program and how you can train under world-renowned scientists who are committed not only to scientific discovery but also to mentoring and teaching.
Admissions for Fall 2023 will reopen on Sept 1st.
We encourage you to apply early.
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program 2022 Lab Coat Ceremony
The UVA Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Graduate Program Lab Coat Ceremony was celebrated on April 15. This event marks the transition of our first-year BIMS students to the next phase of their graduate careers as they embark upon their mentored research projects. A total of 50 students were recognized in the following disciplines: Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (12), Biomedical Engineering (1), Biophysics and Physiology (3), Cell Biology (5), Experimental Pathology (5), Microbiology (10), Neuroscience (10) and Pharmacology (4). Read More
Researchers who changed how we view science
Ernest Everett Just, PhD (1883 - 1941), graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1907 with four bachelor's degrees, and received his PhD from University of Chicago in 1916. Author of more than 70 scientific papers and the text, The Biology of the Cell Surface (1939), we are spotlighting Dr. Just as our inaugural minority researcher in our series "Defining sci-en-tist". Read More
We have collected a wide array of resources – both internal and external to UVA – to support student well-being and guide inclusion (gender, racial, religious) efforts across BIMS. This is a living resource – suggestions for curating are welcome. Read More
The Doctor of Philosophy, a PhD, can be earned by students who successfully complete their studies in one of the degree-granting departments/entities that participate in the BIMS program. Read More
MSTP MD/PHD Program
The UVA Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares students for faculty and research positions of leadership in the biomedical sciences. Read More
SRIP (Summer Research Internship Program)
The School of Medicine offers a ten-week research internship to qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. Generous financial support, housing, and travel are provided to participants. Read More